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Shared service centers and professional employability

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posted on 25.02.2015 by Andrew T. Rothwell, Ian P. Herbert, William B. Seal
This paper presents case study evidence of evolutionary changes in business support functions resulting in a fundamental hollowing out of the professional space over time and distance, creating the ‘hourglass’ profession. In an IT-enabled, boundaryless world, many professional activities can now be undertaken, in the manner of the Martini slogan, ‘any time, any place, anywhere’. This paper aims: ⁎ To investigate the shared service center as an emerging organizational form with the potential to drive fundamental change in the nature and location of professional work. ⁎ To explore the impact of these changes for individual professional workers, and to highlight the need for a greater focus on individual employability as the driver of an overall career trajectory.

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School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Business

Published in

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Volume

79

Issue

1

Pages

241 - 252 (11)

Citation

ROTHWELL, A.T., HERBERT, I. and SEAL, W., 2011. Shared service centers and professional employability. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79 (1), pp. 241 - 252.

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© Elsevier

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2011

Notes

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ISSN

0001-8791

Language

en

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